ASEAN Association of Eye Hospitals Meeting in KL (29-30 Nov. 2014)

AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo ASEAN Association of Eye Hospitals Meeting in KL (29-30 Nov. 2014)

The 10th Anniversary Meeting of the ASEAN Associaton of Eye Hospital shall be held on 29th & 30th November 2014 at Hotel Aloft, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.

The program looks very interesting and informative and 1.5 MB program jpg file can be downloaded by clicking here.

Those interest to know more and attend the meet, please contact the following :

Jenny Chow

Tel : +603-7718 1488 (GL) Ext.3504
Fax: +603-7957 6128


Dr Sarbjit Singh


KPro offers good long-term outcomes : Abstract

AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo KPro offers good long-term outcomes : Abstract

This retrospective series analyzed outcomes in 133 patients (139 eyes) implanted with the Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro), and followed for a mean of 4 years. Before surgery, just 10.8% of eyes were 20/200 or better, after surgery 70% could see 20/200 or better. Although the risk for complications seemed to increase over time, the probability of maintaining useful vision at 7 years was 50%. The cumulative incidence of complications was 49.7% for retroprosthetic membrane formation, 21.6% for glaucoma surgery, 18.6% for retinal detachment, and 15.5% for endophthalmitis.

Ophthalmology, November 2014 (99)

Intra-cameral moxifloxacin appears safe in cataract surgery : Abstract

 Intracameral moxifloxacin appears safe in cataract surgery This retrospective study evaluated the safety of intracameral moxifloxacin 0.5% (500 mg/0.1 ml) in 244 patients (353 eyes) who underwent uncomplicated cataract surgery. At three months postop, there was minimal anterior chamber reaction, and no significant change was noted in corneal thickness or endothelial cell density. Philippine Journal […] more

IOL injector should match corneal incision size

 IOL injector should match corneal incision size Using an experimental model for calculating induced stress on corneal incisions during intraocular lens implantation, researchers compared the nozzles of common injectors using two incision sizes, 2.4- or 2.2-mm. They showed major differences (greater than 38%) between the lowest and highest levels of induced stress when different injectors […] more

Lid scrubbing increases contamination risk during cataract surgery

 Lid scrubbing increases contamination risk during cataract surgery This randomized, controlled, double-masked trial evaluated two preop sterilization techniques: In one group (153 eyes), the lid margin was compressed and scrubbed for 360 degrees five times with a dry sterile cotton-tipped applicator immediately after ocular sterilization and before povidone–iodine irrigation of the conjunctival sac. The second […] more

Multifocal IOLs can significantly reduce central visual field

 Multifocal IOLs can significantly reduce central visual field This is the first study to use Humphrey Visual Field 10-2 testing to compare the effects of multifocal and monofocal IOLs on the central 10 degrees of vision. The multifocal group demonstrated a significant depression in MD, by approximately 2 dB, that did not improve with time […] more


AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo 5th Annual Conference of Association of Community Ophthalmologist of India (ACOIN)
International Assembly of Community Ophthalmologists
31st  OCTOBER, 1ST & 2ND NOVEMBER, 2014
VENUE : Lake Land Country Club, Kona Expressway,Santragachhi, Howrah.

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OCT can distinguish compressive from glaucomatous optic neuropathy

AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo OCT can distinguish compressive from glaucomatous optic neuropathy 

Investigators found evidence of distinctive patterns of RNFL loss and changes in optic nerve head morphology between open-angle glaucoma and compressive optic neuropathy discs when evaluated objectively with SD-OCT and Heidelberg retinal tomograph. Although both CON and OAG discs show enlargement of the cup and thinning of the RNFL, compressive optic neuropathies demonstrate proportionally more thinning nasally and temporally compared with OAG, whereas the inferior RNFL was thinner in OAG eyes when the level of visual field sensitivity damage was adjusted. The OCT 3 o’clock hour had good discriminating power between OAG and CON discs. 

Ophthalmology, August 2014


IIRSI 2015 Flyer

AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo IIRSI 2015 Flyer

Flyer with Registration form for IIRSI 2015  (click to download)


*IIRSI = Intra-Ocular Implant & Refractive Society, India (411)

Membership of Cornea Society of India

AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo Membership of Cornea Society of India

Under the dynamic leadership of Dr Rajesh Fogla and his team, the Cornea Society of India has taken a concrete shape and has their first annual conference KeraCon2013 held very successfully last year to show for it.

Membership is now open and the new memberships shall be ratified on Jul 20,2014. Next ratification shall happen only at the end of the year.

Avail of this opportunity and become a member.Membership comes with benefits.

For details, visit their website by Clicking Here

(Dr) Sarbjit Singh (1170)

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